About the TIES
Technical Interns in Education (TIE) primary goal is to provide support for Erickson classrooms, conference rooms, equipment checkouts, and a resource for College Faculty, Staff, and students seeking basic equipment and software training.
- Classroom Support
- Check-out and return processing for loaner equipment
- Conference Room Support
- Basic Equipment and Software Training
- Equipment the office checks out
- iMovie and Adobe Premiere Elements on PC
133 Erickson, across from the elevators and through the lounge area.
Hours of Operation
Spring and Fall Semester
8AM – 8PM Monday – Thursday
8AM – 5PM Friday
Closed all University Holidays
Spring and Winter Break
9AM – 5PM Monday – Friday (when students are available)
Summer Break and Summer Semester
8AM – 5PM Monday – Friday
Closed all University Holidays
- Laptops: Mac and PC
- Tablets: iPad
- iPad Pencil
- Mini Displayport to HDMI and VGA
- HDMI to VGA
- USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 to VGA, HDMI
- USB-C/Thunderbolt to USB Type-A
- Lightening to HDMI and VGA
- Magsafe 1 and 2 Power Adapters
- USB-C/Thunderbolt Power Adapters
- Lightening Power Adapters
- Micro USB Power Adapters
- Dell Power Adapters
- Lenovo Power Adapters
- Microsoft Surface Power Adapters
- Video Cameras
- Memory Cards
- Audio Recorders: Zoom and M-Audio
- External DVD Drive for Computers
- Web Cameras
- Speakers and Mic for Conferencing
- Projector Screens
- Document Cameras
- Lapel Microphone
- Card Readers
- Power Point Remotes
- PA System
- Phone Polycom
- Transcribing Kit
- DVD/Blu-ray Players
- Mic Stands
- iPad Stands
- Lighting Equipment
- iClicker Set/Classroom Response Equipment
- Extension Cords
- Portable Dry Erase Boards
- Dry Erase Markers
Equipment Check-out Policy
Equipment is checked-out from the front desk in 133 Erickson Hall. You will need your MSU ID card with you at the time of check-out.
Faculty and Staff: 1 Week
Graduate students: day-of checkouts
Longer checkouts for graduate students requires a Faculty member from the College of Education to checkout the laptop in-person in the faculty’s name. That faculty member will ultimately be responsible for the equipment. Graduate students checking out laptops long term will be assigned our oldest laptop.
Undergraduate Students: No Laptop Checkouts
Faculty and Staff: 1 Semester
Graduate Students: 2 Weeks
Undergraduate Students: Only with Instructor Approval
Day-of Check-out unless needed for a trip or weekend event
All other Equipment
2 weeks with up to 2 extensions of 2 weeks without bringing equipment in.
Note: With the exceptions of Laptops and Tablets, we do not reserve equipment for future checkout. It is first-come-first-served.
To check-out the equipment after extensions you must bring in the equipment and check it out again. This will only be allowed if no one has requested the specific equipment in the time you had it checked out.
To the best of our ability we remove lingering personal information on iPads and Laptops, however you should never leave accounts logged in or personal data on the devices you checkout.
iPads must be returned with your iCloud/Apple Account logged out and “Find my iPad” turned off. Returning iPads with “Find my iPad” on may result in your checkout privileges revoked due to the considerable effort it takes to get the device unlocked through Apple.
If equipment is stolen while in your possession we require a police report number and contact information for the agency which generated the report. For the loss of equipment valued at $200 or greater, it is expected that your personal insurance and/or personal funds will be used to replace equipment.
If equipment is damaged while in your possession your checkout privileges may be revoked.
You will receive, at minimum, three emails asking you to return overdue equipment. If you ignore these emails you may have your checkout privileges revoked. If you still do not return equipment we will turn to the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, and other authorities on campus for assistance recovering University Equipment from you.